occultation : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  one celestial body obscures another

  • Recruited largely via the Internet, they were helping the astronomical pros study the occultation--or eclipse--of Aldebaran, an observation that could lead to a more precise .
  • It is theoretically possible for an occultation of the sun by the moon to last as long as 7 min.
  • The occultation was to start at 2:21.
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  • See Venus and the Moon Together in the Sky on September 8
    Sky watchers worldwide are in for a treat Sunday evening September 8, 2013 as the waxing crescent Moon passes near the dazzling planet Venus. And for a select few, the Moon will actually pass in front of Venus, in what is known as an occultation.(...)Read the rest of See Venus and the Moon Together in […]
    Sept. 5, 2013 - Universe Today

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